The large-format black-and-white photography is a visual journey of the photographer walking at night in Hong Kong in 2019 and 2020. In the midst of social unrest in Hong Kong and social distancing in the world, these images portray a city and its cityspace that is often devoid of human presence but left with traces of human desire and thinking. In a city where censorship of freedom of speech and political censorship is imposed, the photographer wonders, what is left for us to see and witness? On the Digital Window Gallery, these images serve as temporary windows to connect the geographical restrictions that we are facing and also reference the past, presence and future of Hong Kong. A work-in-progress series, the photographers will continue work on pondering the change of cityscape in Hong Kong.
Night Walk (an excerpt) (2019-2020) is showing at the Digital Window Gallery, Open Eye Gallery (Liverpool, UK), November 16 – December 18, 2020.